Highlights/Arctic

Environment

The Arctic ‘locked-in’ for 3 to 5 C temperature rise, UN report warns

Winter temperatures in the Arctic are set to rise by 3 to 5 C by 2050 even if the world succeeds in cutting emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, according to a new report by the United Nations. These» 

Twice yearly, native settlements were visited by a government doctor. Shown here is T.J.Orford, doctor and agent for the James Bay district, with a child showing signs of tuberculosis. The child will be hospitalized "outside"(ie in southern Canada) at government expense. Jan. 1946 (Library and ARchives Canada, Mikan-3225246)

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Prime Minister to apologize to Inuit for mistreatment during TB programme

9,000 government files to be opened for searches of missing Inuit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut tomorrow where it is expected he will apologize for treatment of Inuit during various tuberculosis crises across the north over several» 

Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

The not so slowly disappearing Arctic shores

One of the most northerly communities in the world, Tuktoyaktuk in Canada’s Northwest Territories, is fighting a losing battle against climate change. Several homes in Tuktoyaktuk are now threatened on an area known as The Point. One community building has» 

Environment, International

February 27: International Polar Bear Day

It’s not an “official day” but rather an  annual one declared by the group Polar Bears International (PBI) a non-profit  organisation whose goal is to raise awareness about the animal’s situation and the threats faced due to climate change. The» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Oil vs caribou: Canada concerned about incomplete US report

Arctic refuge drilling proposed U.S plans to allow oil and gas exploration in parts of Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. However, that area is used by a large migrating herd of caribou which travels between Canada and the U.S. Of particular» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

On guard at the top of the world

It is the most northerly continuously occupied place in the world. At any given moment, roughly 75 personnel of the Canadian Forces and some civilian contractors, live at Canadian Forces Station Alert, on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island in» 

Environment, Indigenous, International

A curse of the lost Franklin expedition?

The small Inuit community of Gjoa Haven is reeling from a spate of recent deaths in the community.  In a two-week period, an accident with an ATV claimed two lives, a father and son drowned, a local school teacher had» 

Health, Indigenous

Inuit leader wants more input in changes to federal nutritional subsidy program

Canada’s national Inuit organization says it wants to have a say in how the federal government changes a key nutritional support program designed to tackle the high cost of food for people living in isolated northern communities. The federal government» 

Health, Indigenous

Inuit organization releases strategy to eliminate TB by 2030

Canada’s national Inuit organization released Monday its strategy to eliminate by 2030 the “staggeringly high rates” of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit leaving in a vast region of the Canadian Arctic stretching from the Labrador Sea in the east to the» 

Politics

NATO’s Arctic dilemma: Two visions of the Arctic collide as NATO and Russia flex muscles

Rising tensions with Russia are forcing NATO to once again train its military forces to confront a large and well-armed opponent in northern Europe and possibly even in the Arctic. In late October and early November 2018, the alliance conducted»